Meet the leaders in the department

Paul J. Callahan

Assistant Vice President for Campus Safety and Chief of Police

Chief of policeChief Callahan was appointed to his post by The University of Akron Board of Trustees on Aug. 26, 2002.

A graduate of the FBI national academy and The University Akron, Chief Callahan served in the Akron Police Department for 31 years, rising to the rank of Deputy Chief and Commander of the Investigative Subdivision.

Callahan holds two degrees and a certificate from UA. He earned an associate of applied sciences in criminal justice certificate in 1976, a bachelor's degree in technical education in 1979 and a master's degree in business administration in 1997.

Contact: 330-972-6166 or

Jim Weber

Assistant Chief, University Police

Assistant Chief Weber was named to his current post in the summer of 2011.

Weber has served as a police officer since 1987 and has worked patrol, investigative and supervisory assignments for municipal police and state university law enforcement.

Captain Weber began his  duty at The University of Akron on July 30, 1990, and was promoted to the position of sergeant on June 5, 1995. As a sergeant, Captain Weber oversaw the daily operations of the Wayne college branch of the University of Akron Police department.

On Feb. 1, 2001, he was appointed captain of the Patrol Division of the University police department and was responsible for all daily patrol operations.  

In early 2010 Captain Weber took on the role of Services Captain becoming responsible for the operation of the departments housing and community policing unit (affectionately known as the CHOP unit) and also oversees special events and departmental training.

While Interim Chief, he oversaw all aspects of departmental operations and implemented the formation of a departmental wide Community-Oriented Policing strategy.

Weber is a graduate of The University of Akron with a B.S. in Technical Education and a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) and the FBI National Academy.

Contact: 330-972-5908 or

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